Bad Times at the El Royale is the film from the director of the Cabin in the Woods and writer of the Martian Drew Goddard. The cast that stood out were Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman and Chris Hemsworth. Cynthia Erivo is the breakout star of the film. I would describe this film as Quentin Taratino meets Paul Thomas Anderson. The film had a killer soundtrack.
I can see this film receiving to Oscar nominations for Cynthia Erivo and Chris Hemsworth. I can also see this film being nominated for Oscars in set design and best hairstyling and makeup. I will describe Chris Hemsworth character William H. Macy meets Charles Manson. My only complaint with the film is the pacing in the beginning is a tad slow. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 9 and ¾ stars out of 10.
Colette is the latest film starring Keira Knightley. This film is about the life of Gabrielle Colette, if you don’t know her I suggest you find a book of hers. This is a well-balanced film that reminded me of Big Eyes meets the Danish Girl in style and execution. I can see Oscar nominations for Keira Knightley and Denise Gough. I am giving this film 7 and ¾ stars out of 10.
First Man is the latest film starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. I will let everyone know that I had high hopes for the film. But unfortunately, the biggest thing that this film struggles with is the writing which lets down this incredible cast. I can see this film getting Oscar nominations for the technical awards categories.
There is no issue with the American flag in my honest opinion and it’s being blown out of proportion. The other issue of this film that night scenes of space are hard to see. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 6 stars out of 10.
Venom is the latest film starring Tom Hardy. Venom in anti-hero film to say the least. I have to say that I enjoy some other film critics, but please ignore their reviews of the film. Some critics think every comic book should be Oscar worthy and are thinking about awards instead of thinking of what fans want and need from their comic books movies. The performances that stood out were Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, and Ron Cephas Jones. This is a great popcorn film.
It could have used a little more action. This is a great hard-edged PG-13 film. The only two issues that I had with the film being too short and that it should have been R-rated which would have improved the tone of the film in my honest opinion and stay for the credits. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 8 and ¾ stars out of 10.
A Star Is Born Film Review is the third retelling of the original film. But I need to stress that this film is different from the other films because it is set in a different time. For people who are not Lady Gaga fans I suggest they give this film a chance because it reminds of A Star Is Born Crazy Heart. This film left me witch goosebumps and I have not felted this way since Moonlight came out a couple of years ago. I can see this film receiving Oscar nominations for Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Sam Elliot. This film has good ties with the LGBT community.
Three surprise break out roles for actors are Dave Chappelle, Andrew Dice Clay, and Anthony Ramos. This film’s shows one of the more honest side of alcoholics and rock stars. The cinematography was fantastic. I know some people might be turned off by the profanity of the film, in my honest opinion they could have done a little less cursing. I can this film as well receiving Oscar Nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Score and song. This film is the front runner to beat but we will have to wait for the other films to come out and see. I am giving this film 9 and ¾ stars out of 10.
Lizzie is the latest film starring Chloë Sevigny. I can see two Oscar nominations for Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart. I can also see this film receiving Oscar nomination best costuming and hair styling. The film is one of the best thrillers of a period piece that I have seen in recent years. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 9 and ¾ stars out of 10.
Night School is the latest film starring Kevin Hart. The is probably one of the best comedies that I have seen in recent years. The performances that stood out were Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Taran Killam, Romany Malco and Keith David. This film had great comedic timing as well dealing with dyslexia in adulthood. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 8 stars out of 10.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls is the latest film directed by Eli Roth. The performances that stood out were Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Sunny Suljic. If you want a fun popcorn film for the entire family to enjoy this might be it.
The could have been longer. The film’s creature design was on point. There is one young actor that reminded me of a young Corey Feldman I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 8 stars out of 10.
Hell Fest is the latest film starring Tony Todd. The performances that stood out were Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus, and Tony Todd. The film is run of the mill horror film and horrible debauchery. Unfortunately, there is no redeeming quality of the film. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 1 and ¾ stars out of 10.
Searching is an impressive full-length directorial debut by Aneesh Chaganty. I can see John Cho and Debra Messing receiving Oscar nominations for their roles in the film. John Cho’s performance reminded me of a young William H. Macy in his prime role.
This is one of the best who done it thriller in recent years in which I can see it receiving Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. I had a small issue with a section of editing of the film. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 9 and ¾ stars out of 10.